Friday, March 19, 2010

Baked Potato Soup

This soup is soooo good & easy!

4 Strips of Bacon
1 small onion, diced (I use dried diced onions-from Sam's club-eyeball it.)
Sprinkle of garlic salt
3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
A few "cracks" of fresh black pepper
3 cups of sodium free, organic chicken broth
2 large idaho potatoes (peeled, cubed and boiled until soft)
1 cup of half and half
a few "shakes" of hot sauce (you can omit or add the amount you like for hottness!)
Shredded cheddar cheese
Dried minced chives (again, found a Sam's club).

In a large saucepan, cook bacon-remove and crumble. Save enough bacon grease in your pan to keep the bottom of the pan coated.
Saute your onions, sprinkle in garlic salt (not too long, just a minute or so).
Stir in flour, pepper. Using a whisk, pour in chicken broth slowly- bring to a boil. Stir for about 2 minutes. Add your cooked potatoes (cubed), half & half, and hot sauce.
Heat through- DON'T boil.

Ladle into serving bowls, garnish with shredded cheddar, crumbled bacon, dried chives.
We like to eat these with Copycat Red Lobster Biscuits :) Enjoy!

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